Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working with The Maine Children’s Home to build and strengthen families and their children?

We have many experienced and dedicated staff members who have a tremendous passion for helping children and their families and as the agency continues to grow, we’re interested in hearing from people who share that passion.

Job openings will be posted here as they become available, but you can always email your qualifications to Diana Rafuse at

Current job openings

The Childrens Place logoThe Children’s Place wants you!  We are a top-rated Early Care and Education program, fully licensed and fully accredited. We serve children in our center ranging in ages from six weeks to preschool. Currently, we have openings for four full-time and one part-time assistant teachers in our program. We need energetic, innovative, motivated individuals passionate about teaching young children. We need creative thinkers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families!  Are you that person?

Some of your responsibilities will include assisting the lead teacher with management and supervision of children in your classroom and interacting with other staff, volunteers, therapists, and parents/caregivers. You may also occasionally “float” to other classrooms, which provides you opportunities to learn about working with children in a variety of age groups. You will assist with the lesson plan and its implementation and work with the lead teacher to maintain the safety and well-being of the children in the classroom. There are opportunities to continue your education and you will regularly participate in relevant training programs.

Ideally, the assistant teacher will have an Associate’s Degree in early childhood education or child development and will have at least one year of experience in an early care and education setting. We will consider applicants based on relevant work experience. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent and must be at least 18 years of age.

We have an excellent benefits package offering very competitive wages, health & dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, and a 403-b retirement plan. We provide 12 paid holidays, two weeks vacation, paid sick leave and personal time. We also offer tuition assistance and other resources to help achieve your professional and educational goals.

Our teachers work as a cohesive team assisting one another as needed. We are respectful of each other and of the children and families we serve. We spend time both inside and outside with the children, so be aware that you will need to be comfortable working in different environments and weather conditions.

The Children’s Place is a program of The Maine Children’s Home. The Maine Children’s Home first opened its doors on April 10, 1899, and continues to build homes, one heart, one child, one family at a time. Today, MCHLW serves more than 3,000 children, youth and families across the state of Maine with the following: Adoption Services, Outpatient Counseling & Case Management, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children’s Place Early Care and Education Center, Summer Camp Scholarships and the Christmas Program.

Email your resume and cover letter to: